Dr. William E. Carson III About the Investigator

Dr. William E. Carson III

Ohio State University

Comprehensive Cancer Center
Associate Director for Clinical Research
Professor College of Medicine


N911 Doan Hall
Columbus , OH 43210
Phone: (614) 293-6306


Dr. William E. Carson III, a clinician and translational investigator, is a U.S. Board Certified Surgeon and a formally trained Surgical Oncologist who has been engaged in the study of the immune response to cancer for the past two decades. The laboratory of Dr. William E. Carson III, began in 1995 at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute when Dr. Carson was appointed as an assistant professor in Surgical Oncology at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo.  The Carson laboratory moved to The Ohio State University in June of 1997.  Dr. Carson is currently a Professor of Surgery at The Ohio State University (OSU) Department of Surgery and maintains a clinical practice in breast cancer and melanoma surgery at the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC).  He is the Associate Director for Clinical Research at the OSUCCC and is the Interim Medical Director of its Clinical Trial Office.  He is also currently chairing the OSU Cancer Institutional Review Board.

He is also the institutional PI for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and current vice-chair of the SWOG Melanoma Committee. SWOG, formerly known as the Southwest Oncology Group, is one of the largest National Cancer Institutes who supports cancer clinical trials cooperative groups in the United States.

In his role as an immunotherapy translational leader in the Translational Therapeutics program, Dr. Carson encourages and facilitates the development of novel immunotherapeutic clinical studies.  Dr. Carson has a basic immunology laboratory and has extensive experience in the design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials that employ strategies to harness the immune response to cancer.



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